10 Ways You Know You’re in Orvieto:
1. The weather changes every two hours, especially when it’s to your disadvantage. If it’s sunny in the morning, odds are there will a be a thunderstorm in the afternoon. If it’s gloomy in the morning, there’s no guarantee it will turn sunny.
2. Via del Duomo is always crowded with tourists, especially on Sundays.
3. Garbage bags are color-coordinated. If you do it wrong, you may have a nun coming around to scold you.
4. The funicolare ticket person is never there when you need him/her, causing you to miss the funicolare that you really needed, in turn leading to a missed train or inability to complete your tasks in the allotted time.
5. Intercity trains coming through are always at least 10 minutes late. Regional trains are usually on time.
6. You’ve nearly gotten run over by a car at least 10 times in the last week due to the narrowness of the roads.
7. Any time you try to pay for something with a bill larger than 5 euros, the shop owner gives you a death glare.
8. Random events like the Fantasy Horror Awards and antique car shows or Fiat Club happen without you even realizing them.
9. Everything is closed Wednesday afternoons and evenings. Don’t even try going out, the store you want will be closed.
10. Creepy accordion-playing men wander the streets and into restaurants and don’t leave until you give them money. Isn’t the point that you give them money so that they start playing, instead of the other way around?